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Communication and Advocacy Specialist Job in Kenya

Health Strat is a health systems technical support institution seeking a suitably qualified individual to fill the post of Communication and Advocacy Specialist.

This position will support the delivery of comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services in collaboration with the Kenya Prisons Service.

Job Title: Communication and Advocacy Specialist

Employer: Health Strat

Location: Kenya

Reporting to: Project Coordinator

Job Purpose: The Communication and Advocacy Specialist will lead the project communication and advocacy strategy including dissemination to internal and external stakeholders as appropriate.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Facilitates strong and effective communication about the project, its purpose, its activities and results
  • Maintains contact with stakeholders and keeps them informed of project progress and results
  • Designs effective advocacy and communication strategies as well as appropriate products for use in patient/client education and advocacy activities
  • Develops communications and advocacy work plans and budget including the development of a calendar of events
  • Collaborates with the Clinical Services Specialist to assist in sharing relevant technical information, and creating communication and dissemination materials for presentations and reports
  • Collaborates with the Monitoring and Evaluation team in order to effectively report data for decision making, best practice sharing, and required progress reports
  • Custodian of the program's branding strategy

Person Specifications:

Academic Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or Public Relations
  • Masters of Public Health (added advantage)
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Registration with Public Relations/Marketing Society

Experience:
  • 4 years’ experience
  • At least 1 years’ experience post-Masters (added advantage)

Skills:
  • Excellent speaking, writing and editing skills with proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrable skills in developing presentations
  • Experience working with graphic designers, printers and other communication service providers in developing communication material
  • Outstanding interpersonal relations
  • Familiarity with project communication and management, partnership and advocacy in health

How to Apply

Please forward a cover letter detailing your suitability, your Curriculum Vitae, contact information for three referees (name, email address, and telephone number), and a copy of your most recent pay slip.

State the job title that you are applying for on the subject of the cover email, to  info@healthstrat.co.ke  

Incomplete applications and applications received after 5.00pm on the closing date shall not be considered.


Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days from the closing date.

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